Biographies

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Possibly the most important book this century, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography lists remarkable people from all walks of life, who were connected with the British Isles, excluding living people. It includes not just the great and good, but people who have left a mark for any reason - good, bad, or bizarre. 
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Who's Who and Who Was Who

The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in every area of public life, published worldwide, and written by the entrants themselves. Over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who's Who creating the definitive roll-call of British history. 
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